Council to provide Covid-19 relief package for community and business

Highland residents and businesses impacted by the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic will be able to put off paying their rates for the next six months under a financial support package announced by Council today.

The rates deferral for businesses and residents is part of an estimated $700,000 suite of measures announced by Mayor Duncan Gair and General Manager Ann Prendergast.

“We’re acutely aware that many businesses across our Shire have had to either reduce the services they normally offer, temporarily close or even lay off staff as this crisis continues to unfold,” Mayor Gair said.

“These measures are designed to help alleviate the financial burden on those businesses and residents hardest hit as a result of the COVID-19 emergency and provide them with one less issue to worry about.”

More details can be found on Council’s media release website.